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Joy Zagar is a people-loving design leader, optimistically obsessed with solving problems and creating delightful, user-focused experiences.


Work History

Currently surrounded by an incredibly brilliant team of people as Lead Product Designer at Faire. We’re growing — come join me!

As Design Director at Pitchfork, a Condé Nast brand devoted to excellence in music journalism and discovery, my responsibilities covered Pitchfork’s entire ecosystem and touched every aspect of the business: leading the team as we visualized the website on a daily basis, functioning as an independent studio for brand partnerships, and developing brand identities and campaigns across our many events and products.

I have over eleven years of experience working with major brands as an interactive designer and art director. For more about my experience and accomplishments, check out my LinkedIn.


Speaking Engagements

Designing Across Experiences
Society for News Design Workshop & Exhibition
April 4–6, 2019 at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

In-House Perspectives
Presented by Artisan and AIGA Chicago
April 19, 2017 at Uptake

An Evening With Pitchfork!
CreativeMornings Chicago, Evening Edition
December 6, 2016 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications